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Rabbis Kenneth Hain of Congregation Beth Shalom in Lawrence and Hershel Billet of the Young Israel of Woodmere want 1,000 Five Towners at #AIPAC's March conference in Washington. Watch the video. more
Rabbinical students gain practical experience in local shul By Yaffi Spodek Issue of Sept. 19, 2008 Three students from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) of Yeshiva … more
With the start of summer, these words from Rabbi Hershel Billet of the Young Israel of Woodmere, published in each of the last two years by The Jewish Star, merit repeating. Rabbi has urged that his … more
With fire trucks donated by the Young Israel of Woodmere and its members seeing action in Israel’s arson war, the YIW plans to donate two more. The shul raised $125,000 between Friday … more
On Sunday, the Young Israel of Woodmere will showcase a color that was largely forgotten but now represents a living mitzvah. Sunday’s yom iyun (day of study) marks a quarter century since … more
Over the years we have shared wonderful times and challenging times together as a community. A rabbi could not ask for a better community or better synagogue leadership than I have experienced … more
Kehillas Bais Yehuda Tzvi of Cedarhurst celebrated its 15th anniversary with an Evening of Tribute gala … more
Once again, we remember, never to forget. Members of 24 shuls in the Five Towns-Far Rockaway area came together as one last Wednesday night for the community’s annual Yom Ha’Shoah … more
Dr. Henry Abramson, dean of Touro’s Lander College of Arts and Sciences, resumes his Jewish history lecture series in the Five Towns community this week. Abramson’s free … more
Harav Binyomin Kamenetzky, a pioneer in the establishment and growth of Orthodox Judaism in the Five Towns, was niftar on erev Shabbos. Thousands attended his levaya on Sunday at the Yeshiva of South … more
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